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For Japan’s casinos to work, keep the yakuza out and deal with problem drinking: experts
  • Sat, 11 Nov 2017 00:25

As the nation debates how to establish and operate casinos via integrated resorts, it must take measures to keep the yakuza out and manage not ... Ja...

Japan tops in life expectancy but health care has room to improve: OECD report
  • Fri, 10 Nov 2017 22:25

Japan enjoys the highest life expectancy among OECD countries and does relatively well in improving health outcomes, but it has room to improve in are...

Nippon TV secretly records Asahi Newspaper reporter secretly recording up woman’s skirt
  • Fri, 10 Nov 2017 20:33

A reporter for one of Japan's leading newspapers, Asahi Shimbun, was arrested for allegedly recording video up women's skirts while riding a train on ...

Party of Hope picks Yuichiro Tamaki to serve as co-leader alongside founder Yuriko Koike
  • Fri, 10 Nov 2017 18:42

Struggling opposition party Kibo no To (Party of Hope) on Friday elected a new co-head to serve alongside its founder, Tokyo Gov. Yuriko Koike, choosi...

Record haul of dangerous drugs seized near Tokyo
  • Fri, 10 Nov 2017 16:32

Anti-drug authorities in Japan have arrested 6 people on suspicion of possessing a large supply of so-called "dangerous drugs." The drugs are mixtures...

Trump unaware as Abe falls in bunker during golf game
  • Fri, 10 Nov 2017 14:33

Japan's prime minister said his round of golf with visiting President Donald Trump was a good chance to relax and discuss difficult issues. (Japan Tod...

11 states reach accord on implementing TPP without U.S. as Tokyo vows to keep prodding Trump
  • Fri, 10 Nov 2017 08:48

Ministers of the 11 signatories remaining in the Trans-Pacific Partnership reached an agreement in principle Thursday to go ahead with the implementat...

All victims identified in Zama incident
  • Fri, 10 Nov 2017 06:38

All of the remaining eight victims have been identified in a case where dismembered bodies of nine people were found at an apartment in Zama, Kanagawa...

Tellmeclub bankruptcy scandal prompts expansion of customer reimbursement program
  • Fri, 10 Nov 2017 04:45

The travel agency scandal has led to changes in the industry with plans revise a program to increase protection for customers. Japan Times latest art...

Cheerless boom: Japan logs second-longest postwar recovery
  • Fri, 10 Nov 2017 00:38

The Japanese economy expanded for a 58th consecutive month in September to mark the second-longest recovery in postwar history, government data shows,...

Japan expanding free preschool, part of Abe's $17.5bn spending
  • Fri, 10 Nov 2017 00:25

Japan will spend roughly 800 billion yen ($ 7.01 billion) to expand its free preschool program, part of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's push to increase ...

Foreign tourists lift Japan to record 1H travel balance surplus
  • Thu, 09 Nov 2017 22:42

The growing number of foreign visitors to Japan has lifted the country's first-half travel balance surplus to a record high, recent data shows. (Nikk...

TPP countries to discuss agreement in principle on trade deal: Japan
  • Thu, 09 Nov 2017 20:39

The remaining 11 countries in the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal will discuss a proposal for an agreement in principle to proceed after th...

Trump optimistic on trade, North Korea after China talks
  • Thu, 09 Nov 2017 18:26

U.S. President Donald Trump sought to present a united front with Chinese President Xi Jinping on Thursday following two days of meetings, despite lin...

Man uses chunk of concrete to rob Domino's Pizza in Shinjuku
  • Thu, 09 Nov 2017 14:25

Tokyo Metropolitan Police are searching for a man who robbed an outlet of a pizza delivery chain in Shinjuku Ward on Wednesday, reports TV Asahi (toky...

Tobacco tax hike of 3 yen per cigarette eyed in Japan
  • Thu, 09 Nov 2017 12:32

Some Japanese government and ruling camp officials have proposed a tobacco tax increase of 3 yen per cigarette over several years beginning in October...

Ex-SDF member shoots pet dog, then himself in Kitakyushu apartment
  • Thu, 09 Nov 2017 10:37

A 65-year-old man is believed to have killed himself with a hunting rifle Wednesday after first shooting his pet dog dead at his home in southwestern ...

Virginia Democratic governor-elect: Win sends message against hatred and bigotry
  • Thu, 09 Nov 2017 10:24

Seizing his party’s first major Trump-era victory, Democrat Ralph Northam beat back a charge from Republican Ed Gillespie in the race for Virgin...

Helicopter crash near Tokyo kills 4
  • Thu, 09 Nov 2017 09:01

A helicopter carrying 4 people has crashed near Tokyo, killing everyone on board. (NHK) News On Japan

Frozen soil wall nearly complete; NRA still doubts effect
  • Thu, 09 Nov 2017 04:39

A construction project to create frozen soil walls that encircle the ground beneath Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings Inc.’s disaster-hit Fukush...

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